AGRC news and other statewide GIS announcements.
October 2016 Newsletter
Mark Your Calendar for Maps on the Hill 2017!

This year's Maps on the Hill will be held on January 25, 2017. This free event, sponsored by UGIC and AGRC, is a great opportunity to share your geospatial technology efforts with both policy makers and the pubic, while networking with fellow GIS professionals and students. Watch for more information and signups soon. Information on previous Maps on the Hill events.
2016 County Tax Year Parcels (LIR) Now Available

In the past few months, 17 Counties have voluntarily shared their 2016 Tax Year Parcel layers, including land use and valuation information, for inclusion in Utah's State Geographic Information Database (SGID).

This greatly exceeds the goal for year 1 of this initiative, and with several more counties in process, it's possible that we'll get 20 of 29 counties, including 10 of the 10 most populous counties.

Look for the Land Information Records (LIR) links and supporting documents on the SGID parcel page. Nice work Utah!
FFSL Launches New Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal

Earlier this summer, the Utah Division of Foresty, Fire, and State Lands launched a new Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal (uWRAP) to educate and inform the public and land management professionals. The portal assesses a location and provides information about the wildfire risks associated with the location from a statewide series of risk 'surface' map layers. More info.
Road Centerline Remodel: Test the Latest fileGDBs 

AGRC is getting closer to making the switch to a new data structure for the Utah's statewide road centerlines GIS layer.

You can test the road layer content in the new schema by downloading empty or data-filled test files in FileGDB format. As always, let us know what you think!
50-Year Demographic and Economic Projections for the State of Utah Released

The Kim C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah released a provisional long-term population and employment projections for the State of Utah, showing Utah's population is projected to reach 5.5 million people by the year 2065. Learn more about the report here.
Get Involved: GIS Day 2016

GIS Days are being celebrated during the month of November in Utah:

Utah Valley GIS Day is on November 2 at Utah Valley University. Contact Steve Johnson at or 801-229-7556, if you are interested in volunteering. The keynote speaker at 1:30pm is also free and open to the public.  

Salt Lake County GIS Day is on November 9, at SLCC Miller Campus. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Steffie Gould at

Geography Week at the University of Utah is November 14-18. The week is full of events, including SLUG on November 15, and a featured speaker on November 18. 
TED-Style Talks @ Upcoming Broadband Tech Summit

The 2016 Broadband Tech Summit, hosted by the Utah Broadband Outreach Center, will be held on November 9 in Salt Lake City. The summit features industry champions, policy insiders, and local broadband stakeholders in a TED talk format.

The Center's mapping team continues to publish a monthly map series highlighting the mapping landscape in Utah. This month, the team published an interactive map of state government facilities from around the state   
Call for Presenters Now Open for UGIC 2017

The Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC) is now accepting abstract submissions for breakout presentations at the UGIC Conference in Park City, Utah, May 10-12, 2017. The UGIC Conference provides an excellent venue to tell your story to a laid back audience of fellow geo-geeeks.

Watch for registration information for the conference, coming soon.

Therapeutic Videos for University of Utah Geography Grads?
Full scale demolition and replacement of Orson Spencer Hall is in progress on the U of U campus. Here's a 3 minute video to preserve memories, better and worse, of OSH.

Call for items: To include an item or event in the newsletter, or for questions on guest blogging, contact Jessie at
SGID Data Updates Details

UDOT mileposts, routes, and reference points updated monthly. 
Land Ownership & DOGM Oil and Gas Resources are updated weekly.
Calendar of Events
Utah Valley
Broadband Tech
Salt Lake County
NOV 14-18
Geography Week at U of U
NOV 15
Salt Lake Users Group Meeting
JAN 25
Maps on
the Hill
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